character strengths

20 Dec

Helping Kids Navigate Social Settings This Holiday Season

Navigating different social scenarios can be tough for kids, especially around the holidays. With all of the school pageants, family events, and holiday parties, this time of year can be stressful for kids (and mom and dad!). It can be difficult for kids to be around strangers or even family members they rarely see. The holiday party season is a great time to talk to your children about the strength of “social intelligence”; knowing how to comfortably fit into different social situations....

13 Nov


A child’s gratitude naturally grows from a loving, mindful connection to their parents. When you listen and actively engage with your kids, you are planting the seeds of gratitude. The message is that they matter and that you are grateful for the love and time that you share. ...

26 Oct

Be Mindful and Build Strengths with The Character Effect™ Fall Family Challenge!

Fall is here! Learn to be mindful and build strengths with your family this season by downloading and completing The Character Effect™ “Fall Family Challenge“! From Beech Acres Parenting Center, working together with  Children Inc. and Mayerson Academy, The Character Effect™ is a powerful new framework for all students, teachers, and parents that promotes growth mindsets and strength-based school climates. The Character Effect™ integrates mindfulness with character strengths to improve parents’ engagement and understanding of their children. The Fall Family...